Without social studies, students would not acquire an understanding of past cultures, world events, political processes, or the structure and function of government. If you want to teach students these essential concepts, you may need to pass the PLACE Social Studies Test as part of the licensure process in the state of Colorado.
The PLACE Social Studies Test covers these six areas of knowledge:
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Social Studies Inquiry and Skills
All questions for the exam are multiple choice and come from subareas within these six topics. For example, under the topic of "Geography," you might need to understand how humans interact with the natural environment and its resources. Your score for the PLACE Social Studies Test comes from the number of questions you answer correctly.